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OT: now if only we could find a giant Rosa sp.

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Water lilies are beautiful, and Kew Gardens has just proved there is a third sp. in one genus.

They've grown the three side by side

And the one from Bolivia is distinctly different from the two previously know species.

"Researchers said that V. boliviania is distinct from the other two species in the genus because it has a different distribution of prickles and seed shape as well as a "very genetically different" makeup."

Now if we could only find a variant of R. gigantea that could grow outside the tropics.

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